3 May 2010

bank holiday sewings



We were mean't to go to work today to finish the renovations on the new workshop, however when awaking this morning, i found myself to be somehow stuck into the bed with super glue. A day off was required!
I cured my guilt by spending the whole day making more decorations for the shop instead. We made two strings of bunting to brighten up the grimy approach to our new shop {its at the back of many jewellery workshops so it is fairly disgusting to look at!}. i made a little one, and a bigger version, all from liberty's fabric of course!



satisfying.






these are the ring boxes we use for our customers wedding rings, they are made from real beech wood, but the inside is not that nice. So we re-lined them! only two so far but some more to come. We are going to put our Rust labels inside too.






so, that turned out to be a very nice shed-making day, {hence the outfit was not meant to be viewed by the public} it was sunny then stormy then sunny again! The meadow is looking spectacular and my dream came true of picking swathes of cow parsley for our kitchen table! It's more countryside than the countryside is, here in South East London!



by the way, we spotted the woodpecker! It is beautiful! There may be more than one I suppose but I like to think it is the same one, it is black, white and bright red...like a tropical bird! I took a photo, but I have lost it somewhere, it was very blurry but you could see it at least. I will find it and post it soon!



12 comments:

  1. Seeing the box makes me a little sad that I'm already married and won't have my wedding ring in one of those :) Also, I suspect that you're brainwashing me with Liberty fabric - I feel an itch to sew something! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I love to read your blog! You are always so active, even in your time off you make beautiful things :)
    And the flowers are beautiful too in your kitchen :)

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  3. How I adore cow parsley - it's not out here yet, though.

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  4. That bunting is gorgeous!

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  5. Lovely bunting... and those boxes are so so so lovely!!

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  6. Seriously Beautiful. love the bunting it all looks completely perfect! Plus you do know I have that glue here too. I think pixies must come in in the middle of the night and paint ot on me. Sigh. I'm always late because of it. Laura x

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  7. Everything looks gorgeous - the bunting, the boxes and the flowers:)

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  8. We don't have cow parsley, we have pattersons curse and it's purple and glorious, but not for cows... makes them sick. It also makes people sneeze. It takes a lot of it to make me sneeze, but, oh, does it look glorious.

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  9. the flowers look so delightful indoors! and the flags are super charming too...

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  10. I adore bunting and don't know why it isn't used more in the US. As for Cow Parsley (Queen Anne's Lace here), I have so much. I can't get rid of it. I'm beginning to think of it as a noxious weed. A pretty weed, but noxious nonetheless.

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  11. When you showed the pic of the white-lined ring boxes I thought 'what's wrong with those?' and then I saw the ones you'd re-lined. They are wonderful! Much, much better.
    At least you still look feminine in your 'shed' clothes. My husband introduces me as his 'other son' when I wear mine! xx

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  12. We call your Cow Parsley....Queen Anne's Lace. It is too early in the season for it still. Our weather is like yours. Here in the Pacific Northwest we are having a very fickled spring...in one day it goes from rain and hale, to sun, to clouds and rain, to beautiful sun and rainbows.

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